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    Al Mahmud’s 84th birth anniv today

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 12:00am on July 11, 2020

    The 84th birth anniversary of late iconic poet Al Mahmud, who developed a unique style through spontaneous presentation of traditional culture in diction, will be...

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    Virtual show features poems by leading poets

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 09:47pm on July 09, 2020

    Artistes entertained the audience reciting poems penned by leading poets at a virtual programme organised by Kingbadanti Abritti Parishad on Wednesday. The programme, titled ‘Naishabdyer...

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    Literary arena mourns death of Alam Talukder

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 09:46pm on July 09, 2020

    Freedom fighter and rhymester Alam Talukder died of COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon at Combined Military Hospital in the capital.  He was 64. Bangladesh Shishu Sahityik...

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    JK Rowling denounces restriction of debate

    Culture Desk | Updated at 10:47pm on July 08, 2020

    Some 150 writers, academics and activists - including authors JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood - have signed an open letter denouncing the ‘restriction...

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    Literary arena mourns death of Makbula Manzoor

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:06pm on July 04, 2020

    Bangla Academy award winning writer Makbula Manzoor passed away on Friday at her younger sister’s residence in the capital’s Uttara. She was 82. She is...

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    Multifaceted litterateur Alauddin Al Azad

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 08:15pm on July 03, 2020

    He was a versatile author whose dedication to writing made him explore myriad forms of creativity, including novel, poetry, essay and film script. He was...

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    Remembering Alauddin Al Azad

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 12:00am on July 03, 2020

    Novelist, poet, freedom fighter, and academic, he can be described in many ways. Through his mediation, once the masses was introduced to rural and world...

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    Queenie author Candice Carty Williams wins British Book Award

    Culture Desk | Updated at 10:58pm on June 30, 2020

    Candice Carty-Williams has said she feels ‘proud’ but ‘sad’ to become the first black author to win book of the year at the British Book...

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    Poet Dawood Al-Hafiz dies

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 01:20am on June 30, 2020

    Poet Dawood Al-Hafiz died at Kusthia General Hospital on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 55. ‘He felt sick at his house at...

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    Author Michael Rosen told he ‘might not wake up’

    Culture Desk | Updated at 11:07pm on June 29, 2020

    Author Michael Rosen has said doctors warned him he ‘might not wake up’ shortly before putting him into an induced coma during Covid-19 treatment, reports...

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